Arianism: Roman Heresy and Barbarian Creed

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Routledge, 15 apr 2016 - 400 pagine
This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the disciplines of theology, history and archaeology, and providing an extensive bibliography, it constitutes a breakthrough in a field largely neglected in historical studies. A polemical term coined by the Orthodox Church (the side that prevailed in the Trinitarian disputes of the 4th century C.E.) for its opponents in theology as well as in ecclesiastical politics, Arianism has often been seen as too complicated to understand outside the group of theological specialists dealing with it and has therefore sometimes been ignored in historical studies. The studies here offer an introduction to the subject, grounded in the historical context, then examine the adoption of Arian Christianity among the Gothic contingents of the Roman army, and its subsequent diffusion in the barbarian kingdoms of the late Roman world.
 

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Introduction
1
1a Ulfila und der sogenannte gotische Arianismus
21
1b Ulfila and the socalled Gothic Arianism English Summary
45
2 Was Ulfila Really a Homoian?
49
Orthodox or Arian?
67
4 The Homoians
85
5 Deconstruction of the Socalled Germanic Arianism
117
6 Vulfila pontifex ipseque primas Gothorum minorum sed non apostolus eorum Vulfila Bishop and Secular Leader of His People but not Their Apos...
131
10 The ecclesia legis Gothorum and the Role of Arianism in Ostrogothic Italy
219
The Lombards and the Ghost of Arianism
231
12 Arianism in Africa
239
13 Arianism and Ethnic Identity in SixthCentury Visigothic Spain
257
14 The Homoians in Gaul
271
Approaching Controversy on the Western Fringes of the Roman Empire
297
The Elusive Nature of an Orthodox Heresy
311
Bibliography
317

7 Barbarian Arian Clergy Church Organization and Church Practices
145
8 Germanic Language and Germanic Homoianism
193
9 The NonArchaeology of Arianism What Comparing Cases in Carthage Haïdra and Ravenna Can Tell Us about Arian Churches
201

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Guido M. Berndt is a researcher at the Department of Ancient History, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Roland Steinacher is a historian specialising in Roman History at the Institut für Mittelalterforschung of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and teaches at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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